141 Candice Carty-Williams in conversation with Bernardine Evaristo2019-12-26 19:47:00
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142 Motown legends Brian and Eddie Holland2019-12-25 19:45:00
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143 Screenwriter Amanda Coe, Bad films we love, Diana Evans2019-12-24 19:57:00
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144 The Goes Wrong Show, Slow Painting, Reviving the high street with culture2019-12-23 19:57:00
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145 JJ Abrams, musicals moving from stage to screen, Derek Owusu2019-12-20 19:57:00
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146 Robert De Niro on The Irishman, subverting the gaze, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich2019-12-19 19:58:00
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147 Saoirse Ronan, The Book People goes into administration, How to paint babies2019-12-18 20:01:00
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148 Taron Egerton, A Christmas Carol, Joe Stilgoe2019-12-17 20:11:00
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149 Mark Gatiss, Kate Rusby, Creating New Traditions2019-12-16 20:17:00
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150 Jonathan Pryce, Survival literature, Fictional politicians2019-12-13 19:57:00
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151 Francesca Hayward on Cats and Romeo and Juliet, Joker composer Hildur Guðnadóttir2019-12-12 20:06:00
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152 Mike Bartlett, staging of art exhibitions, Any One Thing2019-12-11 19:52:00
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153 Teenage Dick, Traces review, Olga Neuwirth, Nobel Prize for Literature controversy2019-12-10 19:59:00
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154 Gender Imbalance in Art Collections, Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Three Sisters Rewired2019-12-09 19:58:00
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Gender Imbalance in Art Collections, Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Three Sisters Rewired

Last month Baltimore Museum of Art announced that in 2020 it would only collect works of art by women, because in the last decade just 2% of global art auction spending was on work by women? At 26 major American museums just 11% of all acquisitions and 14% of exhibitions were by female artists. Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern. and arts journalist Julia Halperin join John Wilson to discuss why there is such a gender imbalance in art collections and what can be done to rectify this. In 2017, Britain’s oldest continuously working factory in the country, the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, was sold to American developers who wanted to turn it into a boutique hotel. Just last week the government intervened to prevent Tower Hamlets from granting permission to the proposed development. Gillian Darley, who writes about architecture and landscape, and Stephen Clarke, a trustee of the UK Heritage Building Preservation Trust, consider the importance of commercial viability rather than sentiment when it comes to protecting old buildings and industries. Graeae Theatre, which puts deaf and disabled actors at the centre of their productions, struck by the metaphorical deafness of Chekhov's characters in Three Sisters, who don't listen to each other, has long wanted to to tackle the play. Writer Polly Thomas and actor Genevieve Barr discuss their new adaptation for Radio 4. It's a radical re-imagining of the Russian original exploring how, even today, isolation and stagnation are the daily lot of many. The Russian country estate becomes an isolated farm in 21st century Yorkshire; Moscow becomes London. Olivia, Maisie and Iris struggle to survive with intermittent internet, and a sense of dislocation from the rest of the world. Episode one airs on Radio 4 on Saturday. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May…read more

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156 Front Row at BBC Music Introducing Live2019-12-05 19:45:00
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157 Lesley Manville, Turner Prize, Bat for Lashes2019-12-04 20:03:00
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158 Difficult comedy audiences, Netflix v cinema?, Honey Boy, Romesh Gunesekera2019-12-03 19:58:00
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159 Edward Norton, Elizabeth is Missing, artist Luke Jerram2019-12-02 19:58:00
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160 The Boy in the Dress, Turner Prize Shortlisted Artists, The First Nowell2019-11-29 20:01:00
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